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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF explores cost-cutting, profit-making measures to cope with loss of government subsidy

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 02:58am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com ESF explores how to cut costs and make profits The English Schools Foundation is looking into ways to cut costs and generate more income to cope with the loss of its government subsidy from 2016, its chief executive officer says. The ESF may shift professional training sessions in other countries back to its own centres in Hong Kong to save ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    New international preschool finds pricey space to fill a gap

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 06:16am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... New preschool finds pricey space to fill gap With an increasing number of local parents enrolling their children in international schools, two more international kindergartens have set up shop ... a year trying to locate a venue for the school with plenty of outdoor space, but failed. To compensate, the school tries to get as much natural light as possible into its classrooms. "It ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong parents say pushing children too hard doesn't work

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:14am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Post series exploring the various forms this drive by often well-meaning parents takes, we tell the story of Josephine Ling Yip Lai-sim, whose desire for academic and extracurricular excellence ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    HKU’s Tsui Lap-chee reflects on his 12 years as vice chancellor

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 09:45pm by Oliver Chou

    ... Johannes Chan {Man-mun], the dean of law, who would not impose his political beliefs on the administration, but instead would ensure space and openness for different opinions," Tsui says. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    HK universities short of living space as they cope with double enrolment

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... to explore with the government ways to resolve the issue," he said. He said six student hostel projects providing 7,000 spaces were due to be completed by the end of this year. Meanwhile, four ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Deficit of about 5,000 hostel places revealed, as campuses cope with twice their usual intake Universities short of living space Universities are about ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Two-year reprieve for Tin Hau school under threat of closure

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 04:11am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... are very glad to hear of it." She added: "At least we have two more years' breathing space. It is still very important to secure a long-term solution and we parents will continue ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - EDUCATION

    Book review: Minority Education in China, by James Leibold and Chen Yangbin

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 06:41pm by Linda Yeung

    ... and Diversity in An Era of Critical Pluralism reveals the challenges facing education for the non-Han population. It brings together essays by 21 experts exploring different aspects of education for the Uygurs, Tibetans, Mongolians and many other ethnic groups mostly concentrated in the western part of the country. Previous books have explored the pedagogical and policy challenges of minority ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Academy for Performing Arts to focus on employability and research

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 05:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... and explore different teaching methodologies," Walter said. He admitted that the number of graduates finding jobs with Hong Kong's leading performing arts groups, especially orchestras, ... a communication skill. The academy receives some HK$283 million per year from the government, about nine per cent of its arts and culture spending this financial year. It will explore corporate ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Harbour School staves off threat of a move with deal to renew lease

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 11:09am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... street. "We've been constantly looking," Blurton said. "Every day we have a conference with somebody, trying to find an appropriate space. I would love to stay in the same area ... and had just seven pupils, but its growth has brought challenges. "Because we expanded very fast … that was a struggle," Blurton said. "[Looking for space] was a nightmare." ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong named one of world's best cities for students

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 05:21am by DARREN WEE

    ... "peace, quiet and personal space". To be considered for this year's rankings, a city had to have a population of more than 250,000 and at least two institutions in the QS World ...




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